NEEDED: FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WHO ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
CAMP ABILITIES DEVELOPMENTAL SPORTS CLINIC/WEEKEND CAMP,
A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PROGRAM COMING TO OUR AREA. WE WANT YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND!
Camp Abilities Sports Weekend is a developmental sports clinic/ camp for children who are blind and visually impaired. The camp is set up to provide a 1:1 instructional situation for each child. Coaches are undergraduate students in professional preparation programs such as adapted physical education, physical education, and special education.
The first and foremost purpose of Camp Abilities is to empower children with visual impairments to be physically active members of their schools, communities, and society in general. Camp teaches children what they CAN do in the area of sports and recreation which is often overlooked in their education and home environments. Each child is sent home with an in depth assessments of their abilities on each sport and activity. This is shared with the parents to increase understanding of their current abilities.
The second purpose is to train undergraduate and graduate students how to teach sports and recreation to children with sensory impairments.
Thirdly, Camp Abilities gives some much needed respite time to families, and when the children do go back home they are more able, independent, and confident in their abilities.